Leonel Godoy Rangel

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Leonel Godoy Rangel
Governor of Michoacán
In office
February 15, 2008 – February 14, 2012
Preceded by Lázaro Cárdenas Batel
Succeeded by Fausto Vallejo
Personal details
Born (1950-06-06) June 6, 1950 (age 68)
Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán
Political party Party of the Democratic Revolution
Alma mater Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo
National Autonomous University of Mexico

Leonel Godoy Rangel (born June 5, 1950 in Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán) is a Mexican lawyer, politician, and former Governor of Michoacán.[1] He is a former president of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD).

Political career[edit]

Leonel Godoy began his political career in his native Michoacán serving in various positions during the governorship of Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas. He served in the Chamber of Deputies from 1994 to 1997. In 1997 he joined the cabinet of Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas's government in the Federal District. Godoy has also served in the cabinets of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (Federal District) and Lázaro Cárdenas Batel (Michoacán). Godoy hails from the coastal region of Michoacán.

Godoy was elected to the Senate as a joint PRD-PT-CD candidate, representing the state of Michoacán, in the federal election held on July 2, 2006. In June 2007 he was elected by the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) as candidate for governor of Michoacán for the November 11 state election. According to the Preliminary Results Program (PREP) he won the election with nearly 38% of the votes[2] and assumed office in February 2008.

Godoy is the second governor elected for Mexican's PRD Party in Michoacan State Government. He propose a new scheme in secretaries based in youth,[3] women, migration[4] Native People and other unprotected condition social sectors.

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Preceded by
Lázaro Cárdenas Batel
Governor of Michoacán
Succeeded by
Fausto Vallejo
Preceded by
Rosario Robles
President of the Party of the Democratic Revolution
Succeeded by
Leonel Cota